manupThese days there seems to be a subtle message from the church to the man: “Sit back and relax – we’ll be the spiritual leaders for your family.”  The post-modern church takes the pressure off the man to spiritually lead his family.

Recent polls show:

•    Only 4% of Christian husbands pray with their wives on a daily basis
•    Less than 33% of Christian men lead a family devotion at least once a week.
•    22% of men have a daily time alone with God.

What is authentic manhood?  Today’s Christian man typically sees his responsibility to just connect his family to the church, faithfully attend, affirm the church and support it with time and money. How do we encourage men to become strong spiritual leaders in their church and in their homes?

Today we’re joined by Carl Gallups  a senior pastor of Hickory Hammock Baptist Church in Florida.  His books include one specifically for helping Christians share Christ with Atheists titled, The Magic Man in the Sky: Effectively Defending the Christian Faith.